New H-1B Plan Creates Bigger Problem Than It Aims To Solve

By David Berry and Eileen Lohmann Law360 (February 5, 2019, 1:34 PM EST) ‒ While Washington continues to look for a long-term solution on the budget, it has already created a potential long-term problem on immigration. On Jan. 31, 2019, the Trump administration issued a regulation to reform the H-1B lottery. Despite receiving hundreds of
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BAL Backgrounder: Planning for a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

On Tuesday, January 15, the British Parliament rejected the government’s Brexit plan by a vote of 432-202, creating political uncertainty just 10 weeks before the U.K.is set to withdraw from the European Union on March 29. While the Parliament continues to debate next steps and possible options—such as voting on a new withdrawal agreement, revoking
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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP and Deloitte UK to Form Alliance to Deliver World’s First Global Immigration Service

Alliance supports global businesses in staying ahead in a rapidly-changing global immigration environment DALLAS, June 6, 2018 – Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) LLP, one of the world’s largest immigration law firms, today announced a first-of-its-kind strategic alliance with Deloitte UK. The alliance represents an industry first offering, combining the best of Deloitte’s scale, expertise
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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Expands its San Francisco Offices to keep up with Dynamic Growth in Global Immigration Practice

Firm to move 300 local employees to larger location SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 11, 2017 – Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a leading global corporate immigration law firm with offices around the world, has moved to a new and expanded location at 555 Mission Street. BAL was established in San Francisco in 1980
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BAL Analysis: White House immigration priorities — 5 takeaways for US employers

On Sunday October 8, the White House released a list of immigration priorities that it says should be included in any legislation to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into law. The priority list makes no immediate changes to the immigration system and is instead intended to shape the upcoming legislative debate
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BAL White Paper: Duty of Care – What are the overlooked risks of immigration noncompliance?

Companies assessing the risks of being noncompliant with a country’s immigration rules have traditionally focused on the potential immigration fines and the possible harm to business reputation if caught—oftentimes, low-risk factors for multinational companies operating in countries where the negative impact can be minimal com­pared with the business upside. The potential impact of immigration noncompliance
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Analysis: “5 Things Every U.S. Employer Should Know About DACA”

Since original publication, the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Sept. 5. Full information here. DACA has benefitted approximately 800,000 individuals, and many companies may be employing a DACA recipient without realizing it. BAL has prepared an analysis of what employers should know about the program and
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BAL White Paper: Brazil’s new immigration law

On Nov. 21, Brazil will implement a new immigration law that will reshape regulations for foreigners, expatriate workers and refugees. The law reorganizes visa categories and focuses on human rights, putting immigrants on the same footing as Brazilians and integrating all migrants—whether high-skilled workers or refugees—into Brazilian society. Read more about Brazil’s new immigration law in
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Backgrounder: BAL’s latest information on the EU’s posted worker directive

Many countries throughout the European Union continue to implement new regulations to move into compliance with a directive aimed at enforcing EU rules on posted workers. The changes have significant impacts on mobility programs and have led to new notification and documentation-retention requirements for companies sending service providers to EU countries. EU member countries have
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